Head-To-Head Survey: Tractor Supply (TSCO) versus TITAN Cem Co S/ADR (TITCY)

Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO) and TITAN Cem Co S/ADR (OTCMKTS:TITCY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Tractor Supply has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TITAN Cem Co S/ADR has a beta of -0.23, meaning that its share price is 123% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Tractor Supply and TITAN Cem Co S/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tractor Supply 6.54% 36.23% 16.51%
TITAN Cem Co S/ADR 3.68% 3.95% 2.04%

Dividends

Tractor Supply pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. TITAN Cem Co S/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Tractor Supply pays out 37.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Tractor Supply has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years. Tractor Supply is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Tractor Supply and TITAN Cem Co S/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tractor Supply 0 11 14 0 2.56
TITAN Cem Co S/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Tractor Supply presently has a consensus target price of $87.29, suggesting a potential downside of 10.14%. Given Tractor Supply’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Tractor Supply is more favorable than TITAN Cem Co S/ADR.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tractor Supply and TITAN Cem Co S/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tractor Supply $7.26 billion 1.63 $422.59 million $3.33 29.17
TITAN Cem Co S/ADR $1.70 billion 1.10 $48.24 million N/A N/A

Tractor Supply has higher revenue and earnings than TITAN Cem Co S/ADR.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

82.0% of Tractor Supply shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Tractor Supply shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Tractor Supply beats TITAN Cem Co S/ADR on 14 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tractor Supply

Tractor Supply Company operates rural lifestyle retail stores in the United States. The company offers a selection of merchandise, including equine, livestock, pet, and small animal products necessary for their health, care, growth, and containment; hardware, truck, towing, and tool products; seasonal products, such as heating products, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts, and toys; work/recreational clothing and footwear; and maintenance products for agricultural and rural use. As of December 30, 2017, it operated 1,853 retail stores in 49 states. The company operates its retail stores under the Tractor Supply Company, Del's Feed & Farm Supply, and Petsense names. It also operates e-commerce Websites, TractorSupply.com and Petsense.com. The company sells its products to recreational farmers, ranchers, and others, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Tractor Supply Company was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

About TITAN Cem Co S/ADR

Titan Cement Company S.A. engages in the production, trade, and distribution of construction materials primarily in Greece, the Balkans, Egypt, Turkey, the United States, and Brazil. The company offers cement and cementitious materials, ready-mix concrete, cement blocks, dry mortars, and fly ash, as well as aggregates, such as sand, gravel, crushed stone, and recycled concrete for use in construction applications. It is also involved in the shipping, trading, and port activities; production and trade of electricity; import and distribution of cement; ownership/development of real estate properties; and provision of financial, real estate brokerage, insurance, and transportation services. In addition, the company engages in processing alternative fuels; renting and leasing machines, equipment, and material goods; and the provision of engineering design services for solid and liquid waste facilities. Titan Cement Company S.A. was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Athens, Greece.

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